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. jenna: tough work indeed. blinding snow also a real problem in kansas city, missouri. with a new blizzard blowing in only five days after the last one, it's been a kick turn around. we have live team fox coverage. maria molina is in the fox weather center. first to mike tobin in kansas city, missouri who is getting an up close look at the storm. what is the situation there. >> reporter: it looks like the worst of the storm has passed so far. i'm watching some of the drivers go past us. the one thing that the department of transportation wants to see is empty roads right now. it's treacherous driving out there when the drivers get stuck that make it hard for them to plow around. we've got eight department of transportation vehicles that are stuck in the ditch, two of them have flipped over on their side. they say they've thrown everything they have at this storm and they they are just getting to the point where they are watching up witness right now. the last thing they want are people stuck in the road, jenna. jenna: with heavy snow like this not only the roads and we are seeing
towns and cities from the southern plains north to illinois. >> and developing overnight, a hot air balloon packed with tourists takes a deadly plunge overseas. >> and snubbed by his own party. chris christie gets the cold shoulder, left off the list for a key republican event. >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "early start." i'm john berman. i feel like i haven't seen you in days. >> you haven't. good morning to you. good morning to you. thanks for being with us. it's tuesday, february 26th. it is 5:00 a.m. in the east. happening right now, it is a raging blizzard, blasting the southern plains. leaving large parts of texas and oklahoma buried under more than a foot of snow. roads are impassable, drivers are stranded. this picture was sent to us from a reporter philip prince. a trucker stuck on interstate 40 about 50 miles east of amarillo. look at the conditions there. he says the highway has been shut down. he has been stuck for about eight hours when he finally took that picture. two people have been killed, one on an icy road in kansas, another at a home in oklahoma where t
...he was serving a 60 year sentence for murder at a prison in michigan city indiana. dart blames a clerical error for the embarrassing and dangerous release. his office uses a paper system in tracking the movements of 15 hundred inmates a day. this was an anomoly to occur but nonetheless would i like o have it changed god yes so this could not occur again escape charges against him have been dropped. it is not worth it to bring him back again when. or more of his relatives to help him may be and some legal trouble >> another vigil today for the 15 year-old. more calls for the person who shot and killed hurt to turn himself in. the death of the girl with a promising future has galvanized the mayor police force in community into action >> no chanting... no shouting. the five block march through chicagos kenwood neighborhood saturday morning brought quiet attention to the small south side park where gunfire killed 15 year old hadiya pendelton... a majorette with the king high school band... who performed in last months inaugural parade. we make an appeal for those who did the killing... and tho
is tracking the storm. erin mcpike is live in kansas city. we'll start with you. >> we're seeing snowfall two inches an houreer. very windy, looking at winds up to 30 miles per hour later today, and also, soledad, because of the snow last week, there is still a lot of heavy snow on branchs and power lines, snapping power lines, and lots of power outages throughout kansas city. we just got off the phone with kansas city power and light. they have doubled from 10,000 to 20,000, those numbers will go down, right now they can't get out on the road to repair the power lines. we're looking at power outages in texas. another 10,000 no oklahoma. the storm looking to be worst than last week, soledad. >> a little bit of a mess. thank you very much. appreciate that. let's get to jennifer delgado. where is this all going? >> soledad, right now, it's actually right on top of the midwest. you saw the live shot where erin is out of kansas. kansas city, taking a beating right now. coming down very good along interstate 70. toward the east in st. louis, a break from the heavy rain, of course, that will be wra
"beating obamacare." >>> north korea released a music video showing a missile attack on an american city. is it really a music video? is it really a threat. >>steve: hillary clinton, wait till you see her now. she looks like the picture of presidential ambition. we'll show you the new pike ♪ [ male announcer ] pain not sitting too well? burning to feel better? itching for relief? preparation h offers the most maximum strength solutions for all hemorrhoid symptoms. from the brand doctors recommend most. preparation h. don't stand for hemorrhoids. i just served my mother-in-law your chicken noodle soup but she loved it so much... i told her it was homemade. everyone tells a little white lie now and then. but now she wants my recipe [ clears his throat ] [ softly ] she's right behind me isn't she? [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. >>gretchen: 23 minutes after the top of the hour. if you're just waking up, quick headlines. the american pastor sentenced to eight years in iran's most notorious prison, since the u.s. isn't doing enough to free him. he has been locked up
birthday. that hostage standoff here in midland city is finally over. >> a very special child; he's been through a lot. he's endured a lot. by the grace of god, he's okay. >> the five-year-old victim in this story has been saved by hraurplt. a loud boom was heard freeing him from his captor jimmy lee dykes. authorities say they felt he was in imminent danger yesterday afternoon. communication was clearly deteriorating and dykes was becoming agitated. last night we saw them sweeping the property checking for buried bombs as the investigation continues. this while the little boy was taken to a local hospital. >> he is doing fine. he's laughing, joking, playing, eating; the things that you would expect a normal five- to six-year-old young man to do. he's very brave. he's very lucky. and his success story is that he's out safe and doing great. >> f.b.i. officials on the scene at flowers hospital say he is safe and okay. they didn't release any other details about his condition but they did say he was with his mother. as far as a motive in this, a sherrif did touch on it briefly during a pres
purchased in its international school in new york city were none of the students are native english speakers. ms. houser tells the story of a student who escaped nepal and attended the international high school. >> so many advocates have amazing stories and the one i wanted to read is about a tibetan boy who left tibet as a little boy, escaped by hiding in a suitcase to travel to the border of nepal and so he and i worked pretty hard on his story to get all the facts straight. the man said motioning at a small suitcase on the ground. it was the fall of 2003, two years before a new one would arrive in international and they're standing on a street. he looked at the man in back of the suitcase. the man was his father's friend, a farmer with a faith filled with worry. black nylon the plastic handlebar, rubber wheels. noong had never touched a suitcase before and inspected it closely. there was chinese flattering on it he could not read. the main compartment was only about two by three feet, the size of a child's coffin. noong was small for 11, but he wasn't that small. he got the firmware must
'll ask new york city mayor's michael bloomberg if he'll run for president in 2016. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >> let's begin today with the rally on wall street. major gains that can affect your retirement savings and more. dow jones industrials completely erased a steep drop earlier in the week. let's go live to felicia taylor in new york. what happened, felicia? >> ben bernanke in his testimony in washington basically saying that we are going to see quantitative easing through 2016. that's what the market is focused on. yes, we've got better than expected numbers on manufacturing and home sales but when they heard that ben bernanke still believes we aren't going to see unemployment drop to 6.5% until 2016, that means stimulus measures are going to be in place and that's what wall street wants to hear. wo wolf? >> the 14,060, the market had collapsed in 2009, as all of us know, because of the housing crisis. it was down at one point well below 7,000, approaching 6500 and now it's more than doubled. it's a pretty dramatic comeback. >> absolutely. no question about
was located in philadelphia and other cities. he is also the only president who didn't represent a political party. >> technically i believe he is listed as an independent followed by adams who was a federalist. >> great tradition. second fun fact, thomas jefferson was the first president to be inaugurated in washington, d.c. where was george washington inaugurated. >> new york. >> grover cleveland is the only president to be elected to two non-consecutive terms. he was 22 and 24th president. >> who was the 23rd president? >> tell us, steve. >> steve: benjamin harrison who eventually died of the flu. now, this is one of the most fun. you think you know a lot about abraham lincoln. do you know he was a licensed bartender. he was the owner of berry and lincoln and saloon in springfield, illinois. >> barry liked the grape a little too much and he was an alcoholic. >> steve: is that true. i did not know that. >> "killing lincoln" turned into a movie appeared on national geographic last night. >> james madison, dolly's husband he was shortest of the presidents. he only was 5'4" and one other one
's the challenge. the president said he's going to target 20 cities. but we are, where ever we are, must become part of the solution or are we a part of the problem? we need people as maureen forte has said, from the bottom up that where the laws are there, where other things are there, that is fine. but we need to all be part of change in the mentality, change in the thoughts, changing the dreams. of young people to understand gun violence and destruction is not something they have to live with. they can be something no matter what their background. no matter what their circumstance. we all have to put our shoulder to the wheel. there's been 1833 people killed since newtown. we all have to be committed, not just look to the white house. he's got to start in your house and my house. thanks for watching. i'm a.m. sharpton. have a great weekend. "hardball" starts right now. >>> cruising for a bruising. let's play "hardball." ♪ >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. let me start tonight with this. as butch cassidy once asked, who are these guys? what a ratty bunch. they spend their
. the first thing i ever did politically was in 1993, lead a tax revolt, pensacola city hall tried to raise taxes by 65%. and they tried -- if we don't raise taxes 65%, this was right after the clinton tax increases and the state. and i was saying this is going to be devastating for our economic development. well, the city -- every city councilman got up there and councilwoman saying we don't get 65% tax increase, the firefighters aren't going to be able to come and rescue your little doggy from the tree. when your children are going to walk down streets that aren't going to be -- and they went on and on, tumbleweeds are going to be rolling -- guess what? we killed the tax increase. you know what happened? they gave their 11 city managers a 35% pay raise the next week. how many times -- why do i bring that up? it ain't just pensacola. every time americans hear politicians on any level saying, you know, we've got to spend more money, or else the world comes to an end. they just don't believe it anymore. >> i have a list of the national horrors that are going to occur when sequestration takes
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, that is a big one at the subway station in new york city. two months later she saw the subway station attendant who was working that day. she asked him, did anyone find my ring a couple of months ago? lo and behold it had been sitting there in an envelope next to the cash register. the woman who found it did not speak english, she gave it to her in a little bag. she said she new it was an engagement ring and never would have kept it. she was waiting for her to come back. bill: there is a new study martha that says woman actually talk more than men. 13,000 more words every single day. researchers found that women's brain have higher levels of language protein. another reason girls also learn to speak earlier and more quickly than boys. martha: that is no big surprise. they are basically smarter. i don't think they counted the word on this particular show. we are going to do a word count, see who talks more, me or bill. [laughter] martha: for once he has nothing to say. bill: they needed a study for that? martha: we are going to count the words. bill: have a great day, everybody. martha: bye ever
atlanta and you will get rain in your morning rush hour and mobile and pensacola and panama city. the only snowy weather is to the north behind the storm, breaking out from green bay, oshkosh to chicago. and behind that, it is extremely cold this morning from minneapolis through north dakota. that's a minus 45 windchill in north dakota this morning. that is not fun by any's standards. the next significant storm will arrive on the west coast, as we arrive throughout the day today and move to the middle of the country, especially wednesday night and thursday, potential m major winter storm in kansas and illinois and missouri and iowa. we leave you with a nice sunrise shot there, beautiful red hues. you're watching "morning joe" brewed by starbucks. mine was earned in djibouti, africa, 2004. the battle of bataan, 1942. [ all ] fort benning, georgia, in 1999. [ male announcer ] usaa auto insurance is often handed down from generation to generation because it offers a superior level of protection and because usaa's commitment to serve the military, veterans, and their families is without equal.
in and around the kansas city area. lighter blue, six to 12 easily. that could include the chicago area. they have not seen a lot of snow this season if you can believe it. winter weather advisories for all the areas in pink. those are winter storm warnings. we have ice storm warning where we could see significant icing. very dangerous. people are urged to stay off the roads where we're getting ice. there is kansas city, miss sourcery, that bull's eye where we could get 12 to 18 inches of snow. some places we're getting a snowstorm they haven't seen in last couple years. the snow plows are out, people are shovel-ready. the snow side of the storm we'll see hail, damaging wind and even tornados in the area you see in yellow. luckily no warnings yet but we'll keep you posted. we'll watch the icy mix up through missouri, illinois, into ohio into friday. we'll still be talking about this storm. john and jenna, if i could, the moisture associated with the cold front, part of that could develop into a nor'easter that could bring some heavy snow totals to new england, areas that saw one, two, t
and their educators in newtown. last year there were 443 murders with a firearm on the streets of this city, and 65 of those victims were 18 and under. so that's the equivalent of a newtown every four months. and that's precisely why the overwhelming majority of americans are asking for some common sense proposals to make it harder for criminals to get their hands on a gun. >> now, i think that's smart. welcome back. of course, thafers president obama speaking earlier this afternoon in chicago, his hometown, stemming gun violence has become a major second term agenda item for the president, of course. some of the most memorable moments from his state of the union address actually dealt with giving victims of gun violence the opportunity to have congress vote on new gun control measures. they deserve a vote, he said it many times. he faces strong opposition from the nra of course despite wayne lapierre's oven apocalyptic rhetoric. enter mayor michael bloomberg of new york who is putting his money where his money is actually. he has started a super pac to back politicians who speak out on gun control
on the streets of this city, and 65 of those victims were 18 and under. so that's the equivalent of a newtown every four months. and that's precisely why the overwhelming majority of americans are asking for some common sense proposals to make it harder for criminals to get their hands on a gun. >> now, i think that's smart. welcome back. of course, that was president obama speaking earlier this afternoon in chicago, his hometown. stemming gun violence has become a major second term agenda item for the president, of course. some of the most memorable moments from his state of the union address actually dealt with giving victims of gun >> now, i think that's smart. welcome back. of course, that was president obama speaking earlier this afternoon in chicago, his hometown. stemming gun violence has become a major second term agenda item for the president, of course. some of the most memorable moments from his state of the union address actually dealt with giving victims of gun violence the opportunity to have congress vote on new gun control measures. they deserve a vote, he said it many times.
was there is this requirement at the time, gun safety class, which was five hours long, and you could not teach it in the city because it requires an hour at the range so you had to leave the city. there were really no restrictions. it was open ended on who could teach it, where they could teach it. it was all these men teaching it in these homes. it made me feel very unsafe. i couldn't find an instructor. in the end the city council, because of reading all this, exposing all this, the city made it virtually impossible for people to get guns in the city, the city council passed a law this year that took away that requirement, that five-hour class. and a couple other small requirements, but there's still 11 steps to gun ownership in washington which is only down from 17 when i did it. host: emily miller, who is charles sykes and what's his role in the gun-buying process in d.c.? guest: well, charles sykes is the one legal gun dealer in washington, d.c., and he's been doing it for years. he does not buy and sell. he has a very unique role which is transferring the guns, because federal law says you have to have
married kathy, a city girl and brought her to the country. >>steve: like "green acres." you are my wife ♪ >>brian: it was followed by petticoat junction. >>alisyn: great segue. it is a pleasure to be with you this morning. let's get to your headlines to tell you what's been happening while you were sleeping. extreme weather alerts as the nation's heartland is hit by another blizzard, the second in less than a week. the storm is being blamed for two deaths, knocking out power for thousands in oklahoma and texas with more than a foot of snow piling atop of record-breaking totals already on the ground. strong winds adding to the problem in texas where 19 inches fell, just 3 inches short of the record there. crews had to rescue about a dozen drivers on texas highways. look at the aftermath of this. at one point as many as 100 vehicles were stranded on interstate 27 in lubbock. >>> now to another topic. a brand-new video out of egypt. a hot air balloon ride turning deadly when it caught on fire and exploded mid air plunging nearly 1,000 feet from the sky. at least 18 tourists were on boar
start" begins right now. >>> a terrifying moment seen in real time. a kansas city restaurant was reduced to rubble. right now, a winter storm is plowing across 18 states. it's affecting some 30 million people. in some places, we're talking feet of snow, not inches. army brass taking action after that steamy affair that affected the cia. >> i'm christine romans, i'm in for john better man. >> let's get started here. at any moment we could learn whether oscar hiss torous will be granted bail, despite a charge of premeditated murder against him. the latest development from our robin kerneau who is from inside the courtroom is proceedings are adjourned right now because the state needs to find the lead investigating officer. that officer now facing attempted murder charges for allegedly opening fire on a mini bus carrying seven people. that was at 2009. at stake for hiss torous if he doesn't get bail, possibly months in prison before a full trial gets under way. we have the very latest. >> reporter: south africa woke up to shocking news this thursday morning that the investigating officer in
york times." he called koch the master showman of city hall who parlayed shrewd political instincts and plenty of chutzpah in three tumultuous terms of mayor of new york with all the tenacity, zest, and combativeness that personified his city of golden dreams. he used to walk the streets of new york asking how am i doing? ed koch was 88. [ kitt ] you know what's impressive? a talking car. but i'll tell you what impresses me. a talking train. this ge locomotive can tell you exactly where it is, what it's carrying, while using less fuel. delivering whatever the world needs, when it needs it. ♪ after all, what's the point of talking if you don't have something important to say? ♪ we've decided to we're all having such a somegreat year in the gulf, put aside our rivalry. 'cause all our states are great. and now is when the gulf gets even better. the beaches and waters couldn't be more beautiful. take a boat ride or just lay in the sun. enjoy the wildlife and natural beauty. and don't forget our amazing seafood. so come to the gulf, you'll have a great time. especially in alabama. yo
fadden's brilliant obituary in today's norgets. he called koch the master showman of city hall who parlayed shrewd political instincts and plenty of chutzpah in three tumultuous terms of mayor of new york with all the tenacity, zest, and combativeness that personified his city of golden dreams. he used to walk the streets of new york asking how am i doing? ed koch was 88. we're all having such a great year in the gulf, we've decided to put aside our rivalry. 'cause all our states are great. and now is when the gulf gets even better. the beaches and waters couldn't be more beautiful. take a boat ride or just lay in the sun. enjoy the wildlife and natural beauty. and don't forget our amazing seafood. so come to the gulf, you'll have a great time. especially in alabama. you mean mississippi. that's florida. say louisiana or there's no dessert. mcfadden's brilliant obituary in he used to walk the streets of of us who call the gulf home. [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso. i just served my mother-in-law your chicken noodle soup but she loved it so much... i told her it was homemade. everyone tells a littl
called koch the master showman of city hall who parlayed shrewd political instincts and plenty of chutzpah in three tumultuous terms of mayor of new york with all the tenacity, zest, and combativeness that personified his city of golden dreams. he used to walk the streets of new york asking how am i doing? ed koch was 88. [ speaking foreign language ] >> well, this is going to be a familiar topic around here. we're back. that was a clip from the documentary "the gatekeepers" which opens in select cities today. the film looks at israel's legendary shin bet, its intelligence agency and interviews six of its former heads. they sound a lot more like chuck hagel than bibi netanyahu. has left to human suffering on the part of the palestinians and has been banned from israel itself. like president obama, they argue for the need to engage your enemies. they say you can't make peace through military means alone. in order, these men wouldn't fit in very well in the republican party in the u.s. right now. they might even get badgered by lindsey graham and ted cruz as we saw in a congressi
will be right back. @í >> 22 minutes past the hour, this is your fox news minute. in kansas city, search crews found the remains of one person at the site of last night gas explosion and fire that destroyed a restaurant. authorities have not said if the bodies that of the missing female restaurant employee last seen before the blast. 50 people injured, six are still hospitalized. defense secretary warning congress the vast majority of dod 800,000 civilian workers will be placed on administrative furloughs if forced spending occurred. it is scheduled to hit on march 1. former illinois congressman jesse jackson junior pled guilty to misusing $750,000 of campaign funds. facing roughly four years in prison at the june sentencing. jackson's wife, sandra, great gy took the deal earlier with federal prosecutors and is due in court later this afternoon. those are your headlines. now back to ashley. ashley: thank you very much, we appreciate that. good news is still bad news. americans approval rating of congress rising last month by a whopping 1%, that is still 50% of americans actually approve of con
're working with states and cities who have filed lawsuits. and the other way to get that information is the result of lawsuits that have been filed, discrimination lawsuits. so that is some place you can start. but when you have national organizations who are willing, particularly black police officers, who are willing to step out on the front lines to give you that data and that information, i would encourage you to communicate with them. >> all right. well, this has been an extraordinarily informative panel and you see by the testimony so to speak of these experts that this is a vital and critical problem that we have to confront. and it has real consequences on actually existing people, on flesh and blood folk, most of whom are ours. whether black or latino or asian or indigenous people or the like. the reality is all of this intellectual and academic and cerebrally intense stuff we're talking about has application. that's no reason to dislodge the centrality of the academic and the abstract and the theory because the reality is, given what this panel has spoken about, and profess
of thoughtfulness that needs to happen, rather than arbitrary cuts. host: a lot more stories about your largest city, detroit, and its economic issues. what is the future of that city? guest: detroit has many great things going on, young people moving in, some great projects going on. the challenge in detroit is city government. it is not a recent issue. there are good people in the recent administration. this goes back for decades. the city government is unsustainable in terms of its finances. it needs to provide better services. we have had a review team looking at the finances. one of the question it asks is, do we need to take additional steps to get detroit's finances together? -- working better? oddly partner with the city to get that happening? detroit will be a great city again. that is critically important for the future of michigan. caller: what is happening in detroit is disgraceful. look. you run for office. you get in, you get that power, and all good ideas run out of your mind. it seems like all of the government, including state, is bought and sold to the highest bidder. you start off
and since some cities are beginning to return to normal, others are still struggling to dig out for more than three feet of snow. one of them, hamden, connecticut. they got 40 inches of snow. that is where we find george. are you playing in the snow out there? >> there's still a lot of roads unplowed, believe it or not. but here's what we found. residents here are have parent like peter curtis. this is a guy i found the other day who has been stuck in his home now since friday burke rather than complain about it all, he seems content just to wait it out. watch this. peter curtis waited at the front door. i'm going to come over and see if i can talk to you. it's not the easiest walk as you can imagine. watching curiously to see how deep the snow is that's kept him trapped in his home for days. so how long have you been stuck in here? >> i wasn't to the store friday morning and got all the stuff i've needed, so i've been here since friday. >> reporter: i guess i'm your first visitor if i can make it. >> yeah, good. >> reporter: a vietnam veteran living here alone curtis says he isn't able
. host: you cannot find a minimum wage job? caller: jobs in my city are very hard to come by unless you know exactly where to look. i have three scholarships. i'm trying to get a job on campus to help pay my debt. jobs are in very high demand. it is difficult. i am trying. hopefully, with the president's new policies, this could be more of an easy process. host: what is the minimum wage in oregon? caller: it was recently raised by our governor to $8.95. i cannot be certain about that. i've only read one article. host: i know there are websites out there that look at the minimum wage across the states. here's the new york times -- different economic arguments for minimum-wage, something that surely will be debated in the days after last night's state of the union address. on twitter -- let's go to brian in maryland, democrat. caller: good morning. president obama's speech was refreshing. as a proud member of the u.s. armed services that served our country more than 20 years, but we are focusing on domestic agendas and trying to invest money right here in the united. united so that was ve
's office, attorney general eric holder, to just in my city alone, the city of houston, to report 15 voter abuse cases. without the preclearance where would we be? or the proposal to eliminate the independent school district board of trustees, over a school district that has worked hard to survive, will be subjected to the preclearance to determine whether not only the students will be denied their right to learn in a school district they love and is fighting for their education, but that elected persons will be denied the right to serve and others denied the right to vote for them. the voting rights act protects all voters. it gives them all the right to vote, one vote one person. shelby county has raised the issue they should not be subjected to preclearance. they are beyond that. the district court, federal court decided in washington, d.c., that they were wrong. that preclearance is constitutional. and we know that well because about -- because when we had the privilege of re-authorizing section 5 in 2006, building on the leadership of my predecessor, the honorable barbara jordan, who
it is appropriate and fitting your best city made by side as it happens have certain effects in your permit in certain effects throughout general austin's command. can you give us your sense now, you have a day-to-day basis when engaged in deliberate planning -- can you give us your sense of what the threat daughter and africom and how well-positioned africom is. >> the press and africom reliever bob rudd three major areas, one being al qaeda and the islamic mockery of, which is where the french operations and the united states is ongoing. also al-shabaab in somalia a book for her rom and also the ally ray has discussed earlier here. visit the major threats to stability militarily, but of course they have significant other wants and government as well as health issues. >> i think you've touched on something that again is a critical issue that cuts across government capacity to provide basic service, the ability of governments to function is not as, at least to respond to the true nature of the people. one of the issues we talked about is that we have had military training operations that ha
city tennessee, or public in line. caller: yes. i want to make a comment. i think obama and handle -- hagel percent ace two state solution. is that correct or not? guest: at some point, that is their ultimate goal, yes. caller: don't you think that would make the situation worse, they are trying to divide it? the bible says that god is against that. dividing the land of israel. guest: i think that is a whole separate show on what to do in that region. it is far too complex to get into at this point. senator hagel has been very clear that he supports the president's approach to the region. host: talk about when senators are getting prepared. do they get a briefing book? how is that done? guest: they get some of that from the administration. the committee takes a set -- slightly different approach. the committee staff will also look at that. it is not the committee's job to rubber stamp the nominees. they will take their own look and prepare their own materials for specific members that they asked but also generally for the committee. certainly in an instance like this, i think the r
and our villages and our cities across this country are all full -- are all full. i would love to have president obama interact more and let's stop having suspensions. they say we will not deal with the budget crisis now. we will wait until march to handle things. that is not the way that we can handle this country right now. all american taxpayers are having our own fiscal cliff problems and that cannot be no more. our taxes are going up, our property taxes and food taxes and any kind of hikes of taxes is a challenge for the american workers. host: thanks for your call. guest: i think the sentiment that obama should roll up his sleeves and get to work with congress is one that many members of congress actually would agree with including democrats. he has a little reputation of not reaching out to and interacting with members of congress and a way that hurts his agenda on the hill. at the same time, one chamber has not done a budget for four years and that is the senate and they decided politically it does not make sense and now they have changed that and they will do it. host: what ab
been, we have a devastating level of youth unemployment in cities like yours. let's focus on that because we love and care for people. we do what is good and political but may not be honest economics. host: current federal minimum wage is $7.25. bob in chesapeake, virginia, independent line. caller: representative, the minimum-wage is used as a political football. i think would be a good thing if we would set the minimum wage on all of the jobs in the country as a national need and a global competitive need instead of letting the minimum wage be brought up every so often as a political football. they need to set the minimum wage on all the jobs. then they can eliminate the union hassles and we can be more globally competitive. guest: you are correct it is used as a political football to get you some wonderful movement on your political base. if we were to think like an economist, you would not have a minimum wage. you would allow the market to generate those wages. if you're going to move to a minimum wage, are you going to have the training wage and for those folks who ar
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